596.5 #341 (DL Qual #230

Jan 7, 2013 2:22 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Disney Parks Blog announces the Magic Band to Walt Disney World. Confirming the post Dave had put out, the Magic Band is a theme park ticket, hotel key, Photopass, and Fastpass all in one. Introducing Fastpass+ to preload fastpasses into the band and getting with simple scan and also their new website and app My Disney Experience where you can check wait times, fastpass wait times, resturant and menus, and map of the parks (sound familiar?) http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/01/taking-the-disney-guest-experience-to-the-next-level/ photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

How long will it take for kids to lose or break the wristbands? - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 7:41AM
And a wrist tattoo for Annual passholders. Mark of the Beast ;) - joxua  98.2 #3623 4:42AM
πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:39AM
Mm hmm - erinten  539.9 #382 10:40AM
yep I dont like things on my wrists and I never wear a wrist watch :( - JollyRoger5  3851.3 #38 11:13AM
Hope I get to try it out at WDW this week - Dave  13499.9 #2 6:18AM
ooo! Tell us how it is :) We have been told that Annual Passholder lines for entry are longer now, because the thumbprint turnstiles take up more room, and therefore they have fewer turnstiles available for the scanning of the cards since they have converted many for the chip- in turn causing a longer wait for people using alternate methods of entry. - Lola027  452.7 #486 7:15AM
But it's going to leave horrendous tan lines on a sunny day! - Slotherini  1079.8 #169 7:21AM
Maybe a hidden Mickey one - E-Ticket  1466.9 #116 7:25AM
Definitely not going to like this during the summertime if or when it comes to DL. That bracelet looks a bit tight around the wrist which I don't like. I always wear my loose fitting watches in the summer because of this very reason. - KermitFan13  653.7 #307 7:23AM
That is going to be one big ugly sun tan. - aprilinjune4  483.5 #438 10:41AM
My first thought is that I don't want that thing in all my photos. πŸ˜‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 10:49AM
lol. I said the same thing with the speical patches we got as a kid that we had to wear (during the days "E Tickets") to get on the attractions. Now looking back at the photos, it's kinda neat to see a bit of history. - RadioMaverick  1175.2 #149 10:56AM
Hello again, 90's snap on bracelets. - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 1:16PM
First thing I thought of, too, lol - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 1:18PM
This should be interesting. - mini_MINNIE  1164.7 #153 2:35AM
Kind if cool but alas my lanyard will only have one purpose instead of two! - ZeroLove  14.1 #8898 6:02AM
Personally, I do not like wristbands. - dland-fun  74.1 #4063 6:04AM
I wonder if you get to keep it. If not your going to have to use someone else's sweaty old wristband - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 7:28AM
Maybe you can RAK it when ur done! I heard this is a philliprocks tradition! - PrincessLaShell  15.5 #8430 8:16AM
Didn't you hear? Your the winner! I'm just waiting for your address - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 8:29AM
They won't force people to wear them, will they? I will probably still just carry it in my purse, just like I do with a pass, lol. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:38AM
Wonder if these will be reusable... Don't want to think of rewearing someone's sweaty band in July. - KylaShea  632.7 #320 7:42AM
Oh yuck! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 7:54AM
😷 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:39AM
I don't like the idea of having to reserve times to use an FP. Really goes against the flexibility of the day. - Lelundrial  656.4 #305 8:02AM
Yeah this FP+ thing doesn't sound like something I'm game for. Enforce the times all you want just don't make us schedule them and have to work around wanting to go on one ride. - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 8:26AM
Yeah...it's too robotic - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 8:30AM
I don't like bracelets, so I really don't like this idea. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #286 8:31AM
im not to keen on this idea,what next? - pikarich  5232.6 #23 8:54AM
Robotic implants, obviously. - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 10:07AM
*looks at band inquisitively* hmmm.... - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 8:57AM
How do you know what time your fastpass is good for? - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 10:21AM
Nevermind, just read the article. Have to use your smartphone (if you have one) and hope you can get data at the park (if you can get one). - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 10:24AM
So if we have to use the smart phone, does this also mean they are going to improve the cell signal in the parks? And does this also mean CM's will have their cell phones with them while on set? (As she is in the photo) - aprilinjune4  483.5 #438 10:43AM
It should be easier on WDW because hey have free wifi in all 4 parks. - lostgirl7988  697.8 #280 11:53AM
I thought they were going to be much smaller. That thing looks like a dog collar. - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #220 11:11AM
Is there an assortment of colors? I'll take purple (if I ever go to WDW) - Jillian  767.1 #244 11:19AM
I can see the massive fit Cannon will throw one tired, hot summer afternoon when he wants this OFF! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 11:24AM
So does that mean we wouldn't be able to give away our fast passes to someone else? - dessertLOVER  153.0 #2671 11:26AM
I just checked out the My Disney Experience app, which is available for both iPhone and Android, and it not too impressive. You need to sign in or create a Disney account to be able to see the wait times. Its takes a moment to load when navigating and the worst is the google maps they have of the four parks which could be painfull to try and load. It has a here and now button which is just like the whatnext button here on Mw. - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #341 11:43AM
Yeah I read this and I'm not really down with it. - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #233 12:11PM
Must be water/sweat proof too?! - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #821 12:47PM
I hate this! I really hope they don't start doing this here at home! - CuriousAsAlice7  165.2 #2493 12:58PM
I could be wrong, but doesn't this seem like something that would cost the parks a TON! Not just in the initial set up cost, but also in replacing the lost/broken and more likely, stolen bands. Kinda wish we could keep things simple. Not sure I like one more reason to be on my phone while at the parks with friends and family. - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 1:24PM
Could be a reason for a future AP price increase? - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #341 3:20PM
Agreed on all accounts. I think if they would have focus grouped with young children they would know that kids these days resent phones for taking away parent's attention. Not very vacation-like. - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 3:26PM
Maybe they will be those awesome slap bracelets 😝 - leftmyheartinwonderland  359.9 #644 1:25PM
Bring back the slap bracelets! - TikiJOSEsWingman  332.4 #733 3:49PM

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